For the most part Canada is generally more to the left, but I've noticed in some regards the US is catching up both socially (eg. policy and attitudes on same-sex marriage changed faster than I'd expect stateside) and economically (eg. Bernie Sanders' popularity, even if he doesn't really stand a chance as much this election, someone with his views making it this far shows that many Americans are OK with more socialist policies). I know the US will still be to our right, but do you think in the near future, the gap will shrink? I think some things are hard to change due to the system so that the US is unlikely to be able to approach us in at least short term (eg. single payer health care or free if not cheaper tuition/fees for college and university than us) but already we are seeing some things like the $15 minimum wage in California, which is higher than anything we have, and more so with the exchange rate. If the fight for 15 or even 12 goes national it will still surpass any minimum wage in a Canadian province and on top of that, aside from the biggest cities like NYC, their living costs and costs of things like basic needs such as food/clothing are lower to begin with. I think among the younger generation (the Millenials as everyone likes to talk about), it's been noted that American Millenials are already not too different from Canadian or European ones on accepting many left-wing ideas, at least compared to past generations.